She may have been born in Kansas, but her heart is in Tennessee! Silvia Castañeda is an Emmy Award-winning journalist who joined News 2 in 2002 and most recently has been the host and producer of Take 2 segments, News 2 Gives Back Hometown Hero profiles, plus works behind the scenes on station projects like the St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway.
Her professional career has taken her to newsrooms in Houston, Miami, Sacramento to Wichita covering everyone from presidents and first ladies, actors to activists, and everyday people who make communities a better place to live. From anchoring, and reporting to hosting a Hispanic-issues public affair show, Silvia loves telling stories and helping educate the public about what can make their lives better easier, and just more fun!
During her downtime you can find Silvia volunteering in the community, shopping at her favorite antique or clothing stores as she’s always on the lookout for a great deal, or spending time with her family checking out the local farmers’ markets or restaurants—after all, who doesn’t love all the great food you can find locally!